Berlin, Germany 24-26 November 2020

#AeroDays2020 Forum

Aviation for the Future – Change is NOW!

25-26 November 2020

 

The innovation platform #AeroDays2020 FORUM aimed to provide feasible technological solutions for the strategies discussed at the #BAS2020. By concentrating on research, technology and innovation as enablers of climate neutrality, environmental protection and industrial leadership, the talks and panel discussions at the FORUM addressed the industry’s most urgent – and fascinating – issues. The #AeroDays2020 FORUM presented senior executives from different units of the European Commission discussing the future of aviation and the implementation of EU policy priorities, e.g. the European Green Deal, with leading representatives from the aviation industry and research. The dynamic talks and panel discussions at the #AeroDays2020 FORUM were open to all visitors and served as a platform for the dissemination and implementation of world-leading EU projects and technical programmes based on the Horizon 2020 framework.

 

#AeroDays2020 was the major aviation research event of the European Commission in 2020. Compared to previous AeroDays, this year’s conference appeared in a completely new format – close to the translation of research and technology into real industry products and right in the center of the professional public. Originally, it was planned to hold #AeroDays2020 in the run-up to the German EU Council Presidency as part of the aviation trade fair Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) Berlin in May 2020. The measures made necessary by COVID-19 led to the #AeroDays2020 being moved to the city center of Berlin in the fall of 2020.


Please note:
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Future Lab FORUM as part of the aviation trade fair Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) in 2022 again!

 

Program

10:45 - 11:00
Take Off to the #AeroDays2020 FORUM

Presenters:Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

The moderators explain the concept of #AeroDays2020, summarize the events and messages of the previous day/ Berlin Aviation Summit and give a short outlook on the FORUM in all its facets: Lecture Hall, Exhibition Area, Networking and Partner Lounge.

11:00 - 12:30
CTO-Panel

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General European Commission – DG Research and Innovation

Panelists:
Grazia Vittadini, Airbus, Chief Technology Officer
Lars Wagner, MTU Aero Engines, Chief Operating Officer
Paul Stein, Rolls-Royce, Chief Technology Officer
Stéphane Cueille, Safran, Chief Technology Officer
Chris Raymond, Boeing, Chief Sustainability Officer
Arjan Hegeman, GE Aviation, Director Advanced Technology
Sergey Chernyshev, IFAR, Chairman

With moderation of the European Commission, CTOs of leading aerospace OEMs discuss industry roadmaps and expectations with regard to policy frameworks.

12:30 - 12:45
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
meet&greet session with Paul Stein, Rolls-Royce, CTO
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables
• visit virtual exhibition booths

12:45 - 14:15
Energy Transition in Aviation

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Rolf Henke, Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR; Vice-Chair, ACARE

Panelists:
Ivo Boscarol, Pipistrel Aircraft, Founder and CEO
Marco Protti, Leonardo, Head of Advanced Research
Siegfried Knecht, aireg e.V., Chairman of the Board
Rob Watson, Rolls-Royce, Director Electrical
Prof. Jörg Sieber, MTU Aero Engines, Head of Innovation Management
Nico Buchholz, Senior Aerospace Executive

What options does aviation have to become climate-neutral and still meet the growing global demand for air transport services? Which paths are aircraft manufacturers and operators taking? What role does politics and research play in this?

14:15 - 14:45
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
meet&greet session with Prof. Rolf Henke, Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR; Vice-Chair, ACARE
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables
• visit virtual exhibition booths

14:45 - 16:15
The Digital Transformation of Aeronautics

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Giancarlo Buono, Director Safety and Flight Operations Europe, IATA

Panelists:
Johannes Weidisch, Lufthansa Technik AG, Senior Director Process Improvement/Lean Management
Torsten Welte, SAP, Global VP and Head of Aerospace & Defense
Bruno Stoufflet, Dassault Aviation, Chief Technology Officer
Prof. Andreas Strohmayer, EASN, Board Member
Bart de Vries, KLM & Martinair Flight Academies, Managing Director
Stefan Römelt, Airbus, SVP Engineering, Head of CoC Cabin & Cargo

Aviation continues to be a growing global industry, in the long run even after COVID-19. The digitalization of products and services opens up opportunities to increase efficiency despite very high safety levels in this industry and to enhance the competitiveness of companies with innovative solutions. Aircraft availability is a key parameter for airlines, unexpected technical issues lead to operational problems with many financial effects for the airline. New technologies and approaches could help to increase predictability of the maintenance operation.

16:15 - 16:30
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
meet&greet sessions with Stefan Römelt, Airbus, SVP Engineering, Head of CoC Cabin & Cargo
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables
• visit virtual exhibition booths

16:30 - 17:55
Paving the way towards climate-neutrality by 2050

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Axel Krein, Executive Director Clean Sky 2 JU

Panelists:
Sandra Bour Schaeffer, Airbus, Head of Airbus Group Demonstrators, CEO of Airbus UpNext
Pawel Stężycki, ILOT Polish Institute of Aviation, Executive Director
Luca Bedon, AvioAero, Head of Research & Advanced Technology María Ángeles Martín Prats, Skylife, CEO
Prof. Iain Gray, Cranfield University, Director of Aerospace
Henrik Runnemalm, GKN Aerospace, Director R&T

Panellists will present Clean Sky 2 results that will help to pave the way towards climate-neutrality by 2050. They will share examples of ultra-advanced aircraft configurations, the next generation of multifunctional fuselage design and manufacturing technologies, eco-friendly engine technologies, new systems concepts and the next generation of competitive, efficient low-emissions small aircraft.

17:55 - 18:00
Closing Remarks

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

08:50 - 09:00
On boarding for #AeroDays2020 FORUM / Day#2

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

The moderators briefly replay their take-aways from the previous day, give a short outlook to the program still ahead and explain the concept of the FORUM with all its facets: Lecture Hall, Exhibition Area, Networking and Partner Lounge.

09:00 - 10:30
Digital solutions for automated air traffic management

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Florian Guillermet, Executive Director SESAR JU

Panelists:
Jan-Christian Schraven, Swiss International Air Lines, Senior Director Business Development
Olivier Delain, Groupe ADP – DOAA (Paris Airport), R&D Unit Manager
Helmut Többen, DLR, Director at AT-One, Head of DLR Management Services
Michael Holzbauer, Frequentis, Director European Affairs
Csaba Gergely, HungaroControl, Senior ATM Advisor
Koen Meuleman, Unifly, Regulator Affairs Director

The move to digitalised air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure is seen as critical for making aviation more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient, predictable and resilient. Against this backdrop, the SESAR Joint Undertaking has funded a number of research and demonstration projects, which have applied new digital technologies to reshape the future of aviation. This session will showcase a selection of these innovative projects, providing a flavour of concrete benefits that ATM digitalisation is starting to bring to the entire aviation ecosystem. The panel will also jointly explore what still needs to be done, and in particular, how technology can bring about fundamental changes to the way we manage air traffic in European Airspace.

10:30 - 10:45
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
• join our meet&greet sessions with Florian Guillermet, SESAR JU, Executive Director
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables
• visit virtual exhibition booths

10:45 - 12:15
Urban Air Mobility

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA

Panelists:
Hugues Langer, Sonaca Group, CTO (on behalf of ASD AeroSpace and Defence Association of Europe)
Tassilo Wanner, Lilium GmbH, Vice-President Global Public & Regulatory Affairs
Florian Reuter, Volocopter, CEO/Managing Director
Jörg-Peter Müller, Airbus Helicopters, Managing Director UAM GmbH

Urban Air Mobility takes on a special position because, there is today not yet a market for it. We are using modern technologies and eco-systems to design and implement very innovative methods for developing this market. The Chairman of the session - Patrick Ky - takes this opportunity to ask: Does UAM hold the potential to revolutionize aviation? Learn from pioneers and pacemakers of Urban Air Mobility how this new branch of aviation is currently doing and what still needs to be done to achieve a commercial breakthrough.

12:15-12:30
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
meet&greet session with Florian Reuter, Volocopter, CEOs
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables
• visit virtual exhibition booths

12:30 - 14:00
Visions of Future Aviation

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Sebastiano Fumero, Adviser Future Air Transport, European Commission – DG Research and Innovation

Panelists:
Montserrat Barriga, ERA – European Regions Airline Association, Director General
Michel Peters, EREA, Chairman
Joris Melkert, Univ. Delft, Senior Lecturer
Jean Botti, VoltAero, Chief Executive & Technology Officer
Frank Neumann, IMI, Director
Sébastien Bougon, Flying Whales, CEO
Daniel Doulton, Sceye, Chief Platform Officer
Andreas Hardeman, Boom Supersonic, Head of European Policy

Within the last session of #AeroDays2020, we will take a visionary look at the aviation of the future, out of the box so to speak. Will new technologies in combination with other business models disrupt air traffic? What influence does the offered cruising speed have on the ecological footprint, supply and demand? These and many other questions will be discussed on the basis of exemplary developments .

14:00 - 14:10
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
meet&greet session with Michel Peters, EREA, Chairman
• pilot the h-aero® the Lighter-than-Air-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables
• visit virtual exhibition booths

14:10 - 14:30
CLOSING Remarks

Presenter: Conny Czymoch, Ulrich Bobinger

Session Chair: Thomas Jarzombek, German Aerospace Coordinator, speaking on behalf of the German EU Council Presidency

Speakers:
Catalin Nae, INCAS, President & General Director
Rolf Henke, Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR; Vice-Chair, ACARE
Volker Thum, BDLI, Managing Director
Sebastiano Fumero, European Commission, Advisor Future Air Transport

The concluding session summarizes the messages of the Tandem AeroDays19.20. These had their first part in Bucharest in spring 2019 and the second part in Berlin in autumn 2020.

Presenters

Ulrich Bobinger

Independent international moderator and journalist

Conny Czymoch

Independent international moderator and journalist

Speakers

Montserrat Barriga

ERA Director General

Luca Bedon

Head of R&T, Avio Aero

Ivo Boscarol

Founder, CEO and co-owner of the Pipistrel Group companies

Jean Botti

CEO, VoltAero SA

Sandra Bour Schaeffer

Head of Airbus Group Demonstrators, CEO of Airbus UpNext

Nico Buchholz

Senior Aerospace Executive

Sébastien Bougon

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Flying Whales

Giancarlo Buono

Director Safety and Flight Operations for Europe, IATA

Sergey L. Chernyshev

Chair of the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)

Stéphane Cueille

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer SAFRAN

Olivier Delain

Group ADP – DOAA (Paris Airport), R&D Unit Manager

Bart de Vries

Managing Director KLM Flight Academy

Daniel Doulton

Chief Platform Officer, SCEYE

Sebastiano Fumero

European Commission

Csaba Gergely

Senior ATM Advisior

Iain Gray

Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University

Florian Guillermet

Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking

Andreas Hardeman

Head of European Policy, Boom Supersonic

Arjan Hegeman

GE Aviation General Manager of the Advanced Technology Organization

Rolf Henke

Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR

Michael Holzbauer

Director European Affairs ATM Frequentis AG

Siegfried Knecht

VP Director R&T Affairs Airbus Public Affairs Germany

Axel Krein

Executive Director, Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking

Patrick Ky

Executive Director, European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Hugues Langer

Chief Technology Officer Sonaca Group

Maria Angeles Martin Prats

Associate Professor Electronics Engineering Department, University of Seville

Joris Melkert

Senior Lecturer and Educational Fellow at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology

Koen Meuleman

Regulatory Affairs Officer, UNIFLY

Joerg P. Mueller

Head of Urban Air Mobility, Airbus

Frank Neumann

Director, Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation (IMEU)

Michel Peters

CEO NLR & Chairman EREA

Chris Raymond

Chief Sustainability Officer, Boeing

Florian Reuter

Chief Executive Officer, VOLOCOPTER

Stefan Roemelt

AIRBUS, SVP Engineering, Head of CoC Cabin & Cargo

Henrik Runnemalm

Vice President Global Technology Center, GKN Aerospace

Jan-Christian Schraven

Senior Director Business Development, SWISS International Air Lines Ltd.

Jörg Sieber

Head of Innovation Management, MTU Aero Engines

Paul Stein

Chief Technology Officer, Rolls Royce

Paweł Stężycki

Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation

Bruno Stoufflet

Chief Technology Officer Dassault Aviation

Prof. Andreas Strohmayer

University of Stuttgart, EASN Chairman

Dr. Helmut Többen

Head of Management Services, DLR

Grazia Vittadini

Chief Technology Officer, Airbus

Lars Wagner

Member of the Executive Board, Chief Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines

Tassilo Wanner

Vice President of Global Public & Regulatory Affairs at Lilium

Rob Watson

Director of Rolls-Royce Electrical

Johannes Weidisch

Senior Director Process Improvement/ Lean Management, Lufthansa Technik AG

Torsten Welte

SAP, Global VP and Head of Aerospace & Defense

Organizers

Rolf Henke

Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR

Catalin Nae

President & CEO, National Institute for Aerospace Research "Elie Carafoli" – INCAS Bucharest

Jean-Eric Paquet

Director-General, DG Research & Innovation

Reiner Winkler

Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, MTU Aero Engines

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